A 51-year-old man died Saturday in a drowning accident in Jackson County.
The victim was fishing in a small pond off of Crooked Creek Road when his boat capsized and he fell in, according to EMS director Steve Nichols. He was unable to swim to shore. A friend was reportedly on the bank fishing and saw him go in and called 911 for assistance.
The Jackson County Dive Team recovered the victim with assistance from South Jackson Fire/Rescue.